Lester Elementary School

1970 Lester Highway
Lester, WV 25865
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Lester Elementary School serves 156 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Lester Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in West Virginia for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-29% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 37%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 30-39% (which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 45%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the West Virginia state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the West Virginia state average of 10% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Lester Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in West Virginia for:

School Overview

Lester Elementary School's student population of 156 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students156 students
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Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
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School Comparison

Lester Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 644 schools in West Virginia (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Lester Elementary School is 0.13, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.19. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (WV)
Overall Testing Rank
#574 out of 644 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-29%
37%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
30-39%
45%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:114:1
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American Indian
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
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2%
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Black
3%
4%
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White
93%
90%
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Hawaiian
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Two or more races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.130.19
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
48%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameRaleigh County Schools School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, WV Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Lester Elementary School is Independence High School (5.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Independence Middle School (4.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Crab Orchard Elementary School (4.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Crab Orchard Crab Orchard Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: PK-5 | 290 students
    4.1 miles
    1404 Robert C. Byrd Drive, Rt
    Crab Orchard, WV 25827
    (304) 256-4577
    4.1 PK-5 290
  • Sophia Independence Middle School Math: 30% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 453 students
    4.8 miles
    800 Independence Road
    Sophia, WV 25921
    (304) 683-4542
    4.8 6-8 453
  • Glen Daniel Trap Hill Middle School Math: 31% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 425 students
    4.8 miles
    665 Coal River Road
    Glen Daniel, WV 25844
    (304) 934-5392
    4.8 6-8 425
  • Sophia Sophia-soak Creek Elementary School Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 329 students
    4.9 miles
    200 Mills Avenue
    Sophia, WV 25921
    (304) 683-4541
    4.9 PK-5 329
  • Fairdale Fairdale Elementary School Math: 36% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 475 students
    5.1 miles
    772 Bolt Road
    Fairdale, WV 25839
    (304) 934-7217
    5.1 PK-5 475

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